Archives for April, 2011

I made this one up, so the amounts are a little vague.


Fideos (or broken up spaghetti)
Olive Oil and Butter
Parmesan Cheese


1. Heat up some olive oil and butter in a large pan.

2. Add the fideos and cook until brown and crispy.

3. Add the stock a little at a time until the pasta is al dente, then lower the heat and let cook (cook the sprouts while you do this).

4. Chop the garlic and walnuts (which you can toast if you want to).

5. Heat oil in another pan and add the garlic and walnuts.

6. Cut the sprouts in half and add.

7. Cook until bright green and add a little lemon juice.

8. Add the fideos to the sprouts.

9. Salt, pepper and parm.

Damien thinks this would be really good with a white fish too, and I agree.

This is great on fish and also just in a bowl with a spoon. Thank you Top Chef and Food and Wine!


  1. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  2. 1 pound shiitake mushrooms—stems discarded, caps sliced 1/4 inch thick
  3. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  4. 1 pound mixed mushrooms such as cremini, sliced 1/8 inch thick, and oyster mushrooms, caps quartered
  5. 1 medium onion, finely diced
  6. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  7. 1/4 cup dry white wine
  8. 1 cup chopped canned tomatoes, drained
  9. 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  10. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  11. 1 tablespoon harissa
  12. 2 teaspoons white or blond miso
  13. 1 tablespoon golden raisins (optional)
  14. 1 tablespoon capers
  15. 1/2 cup chicken stock


  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the shiitake and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until tender and starting to brown, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in the skillet. Add the mixed mushrooms and cook over moderately high heat until any liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms start to brown, 5 minutes. Add the onion and remaining 1 tablespoon of oil; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the onion is softened, 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cover and cook over low heat, stirring a few times, until fragrant, 2 minutes. Add the wine and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 4 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the coconut milk, mustard, harissa and miso. Add to the skillet with the shiitake, raisins, capers and stock. Simmer over low heat, stirring, until thickened, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.